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011: Summer 1984


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'From a Stripe to a Pip: The Volunteer's Second Year' with Peter Gausden


Peter Gausden will be giving his presentation titled 'From a Stripe to a Pip' about volunteers who rose through the ranks. 

'The First 100,000' with Prof John Bourne


Prof John Bourne will give a presentation on the First 100,000.   On the outbreak of war, Kitchener, the new Minister for war, envisaged a long struggle. With reservations as to the effectiveness of the Territorial Force he set about recruiting the 100,000 men who would form K1. Professor John Bourne reviews the birth of the first volunteer army.…

Stand To! 1 to 118 Full Contents Listing


Stand To! 1-116 Contents    Stand To  1 Spring 1981 Editorial Notes (Peter T. Scott) Serving members of the Western Front Association Early Days, New Paths and Acknowledgements Inaugural Meeting: John Terraine's Address. Historian John Terraine berates those who indulge in ‘purely tragic pilgrimages to the Western Front’. The Loving Care o…

'9th Battn KOYLI in the Great War' with Dr. Derek Clayton


The 9th (Service) Battalion of the KOYLI was born out of the patriotic rush to answer Lord Kitchener’s call to arms in the early autumn of 1914 and was constituted as part of the Third New Army (K3), becoming part of 21st Division. The battalion arrived on the Western Front a year later and underwent an inauspicious baptism of fire at the Battle o…